The vision of Mindful Kindful YOUniversity is mindfulness education programs flourishing across each of our communities, with every community member having access to learning and practicing the essential life skills proven to potentiate well-being, happiness, and success throughout all stages of life.

By practicing mindfulness and kindfulness in our daily living, each one of us is positively contributing to a thriving, resilient, and compassionate world beginning with ourselves, and positively impacting our relationships at home, school, and in our communities.

Our programs are currently offered in San Luis Obispo County of California.

Mindful ~ Kindful ~ Skillful 


Mindful Kindful YOUniversity was founded to address the challenges youth face in school and in life, which interfere with learning, relationships, and mental well-being, such as:

  • stress, overwhelm;

  • self-awareness;

  • distraction, impulse control, difficulty focusing;

  • bullying and social issues;

  • and difficult emotions — anger, anxiety, depression, etc.

MK YOU equips and teaches children, teens, and adults HOW to cultivate the inner resources, or “superpowers” for reducing stress and experiencing more balance, resilience, and overall well-being by integrating evidence-based strategies and practices of mindfulness, movement & yoga, and social emotional learning to develop the essential life skills of emotional intelligence, or “Sm’Heart skills” — the essential education for responding more skillfully to life in the 21st Century!

These positive habits will transform, not only inner peace and happiness, but also our social dynamics at school, at home, at work, and in the community! These are skills for life!


“Sm’Heart Skills” 

your inner resources for resilience and well-being!


“Emotions drive learning, decision-making, creativity, relationships and health.

Mastering the skills of emotional intelligence paves the way for

greater well-being, better relationships and overall effectiveness

…for students from kindergarten through high school

and for the adults who surround them, including educators and parents.”  

~ Marc Brackett, director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence

The word university is derived from the Latin word universus, meaning “whole, entire.” Mindful Kindful YOUniversity is the study of YOU and your whole-being: your thoughts, feelings, attitudes, behaviors, and how to respond to life moment to moment in a healthy, balanced, and positive way.

In traditional educational settings, or for many of us growing up, emotional intelligence life skills are/were not formally taught, yet these are the essential skills to handle life’s pressures, stresses, and challenges which arise throughout the day and across the years, regardless of age or background. When the going gets tough, those are the “teachable moments” in the “school of life”! Well-being is a skill and all skills require practice! Your well-being is the most important education you will ever receive! Learning never ends at the YOUniversityLearn, practice, and grow with us! Mindful ~ Kindful ~ Skillful.

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across the Central Coast of California

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Every next level of life will require a new, improved version of YOU.

Are you ready? I’ll coach you along the way.

Contact Dee DiGioia


The symbolism of the dragonfly aligns with the intentions of Mindful Kindful YOUniversity. The dragonfly is often associated with transformation, wisdom, adaptability, resilience, and power. The dragonfly begins its life submerged under water as a nymph and endures many obstacles and challenges before emerging as the revered and beautiful dragonfly. As we shed any negative or unskillful patterns of limiting thoughts, behaviors, and habits, then we are growing our “wings” and are empowered to experience a whole new way of living in happiness, health, wisdom, and well-being. This is our true nature. May you be Mindful * Kindful * Peaceful… and Skillful!